Year: ca. 1955
Origin: South Africa
Medium: grass basketry frame, red ochre, fat, fiber
Size: 8 x 17 x 17 in.
Accession Number: 2000.51
Gift of William D. and Norma Canelas Roth
African, Unknown ()
This hat is called an isicholo, which is the Zulu word for “married woman’s headdress.” These hats were traditionally worn to indicate a woman’s marital status, especially at important social and cultural events.